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Wine Barrel Plus
Old Cresta Blanca vineyard, first agricultural minister in California, went to France to bring back cuttings, 1882 started Crests Blanca, 1981 was acquired by Wente, now used as a barrel room and for consumer facing activities, Tobacco, wood spice, ea...
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Really I was joking when I told my girlfriend Susie the other night that I could get at least a hundred bucks for this wine on eBay. She looked at me wryly, "really?" and pop went the cork. I was cooking up some of the Halibut that Susie had caught las...
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Sandra and I made it to Kelley Fox Wines this afternoon. Kelley gave us a barrel tasting from several vineyards plus a taste from a few of her 2014 vintages. Quite a nice experience and we learned a good deal about her biodynamic argriculture approach to making wine. Read More
I am drinking a 2013 Porca de Murca, Douro Reserva from Portugal. The wine seems to be fine, clear sight, clean fruity nose, in the beginning its fine on the palate (maybe a lack of fruit compared to the nose)... everything but the finish. It has a weird bitter finish, very unpleasant. Its not the tart taste of tannins (even so it is pretty high... Read More
Anyone have any experience?I've noticed Kelley mentioned among the best company in Oregon Pinot, popular with Somm's and the like. Being a Burgundy lover, I've mostly found CA Pinot painful (though I've found a few I like!), and Oregon Pinot quite a bit more elegant, but sometimes or most of the time more boring rather than painful (as I find wi... Read More
My pal Mike is getting some love this round. Great to see, he works his tail off.2013 Myriad Dr Crane Elysian 100pts2013 Myriad Dr Crane 98pts2013 Myriad Beckstoffer GIII 98pts2013 Myriad Three Twins 94pts2013 Carter To Kalon GTO 100pts2013 Carter To Kalon The OG 100pts2013 Carter Beckstoffer Las Piedras 100pts2013 Carter To Kalon Grand Daddy 9... Read More
Secret Santa 2015 was a success! We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing. Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them. Thanks to everyone for participating. Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More
In defense of Oaked and Buttery Chardonnays I must say that "I like it". I know the trend is for the unoaked stainless steel ferment to be on the rise and people are saying that they prefer it over the "Other kind". That may be the trend but the Oaked and Buttery varieties are still my favorites although the unoaked brands are ok also.So in fin... Read More
Hi guys, it's me again... crazy Brazilian-New Yorker chick asking for advice on wine travel...So I will have 4 full days in the area (May 14-17) and wanted to pick your brains for anything amazing and cost-beneficial you can come up with (except for hotels, I could care less about where I stay, all money goes to wine!).For timing reasons, my mai... Read More
Petite Sirah has the stuffing to hold up to extended oak aging. It can also be made in a lighter, fruit-forward, early drinking style. As a result, a survey of current release Petite Sirah from several producers might easily span four or more vintages. The wines selected for you below, all current releases from Northern California, run from 2009... Read More
Dude, I went to Holdredge expecting that you would be pouring! Plus the last time I called you had to work. Anyway, I passed along your regards (and Mike Talty's) to Carrie. I'll have another two bottles there for you to pick up for me if you ever make it over that way. I love W. Sonoma, it's just so incestuous.Seriously, friends of ours had t... Read More
The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More
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